July 18, 2011
Bruker Brings Exceptional High Performance Single and Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry to Gas Chromatographers with the Release of the SCION Series
ST. PETE BEACH, Florida, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
At the 2011 Florida Pesticide Residue Workshop, Bruker today announced
the release the SCION TQ(TM) triple quadrupole and the SCION SQ(TM) single
quadrupole mass spectrometers for gas chromatography (GC) detection.
Designed especially to enhance data quality and productivity for analysts
working in routine testing and applied markets, these systems combine
performance and value like never before in GC-MS. The SCION GC-MS platform
offers revolutionary performance and ease of use, particularly for the food
safety and environment monitoring communities, and represent an innovation
leap in GC-MS technology.
The SCION series features the industry's first ion 'lens-free'
technology which makes these systems very easy to use, regardless of the
level of mass spectrometry experience of the operator. The new SCION series
is also significantly more sensitive and robust than previous GC-MS
instruments, and comes in a very compact bench space saving footprint that
is far smaller than for conventional GC-triple quadrupole MS systems.
The advanced axial source design combined with the unique 'lens-free'
ion path also significantly enhance the overall robustness of the SCION
series. The SCION TQ also incorporates a 180-degree collision cell design
for a dramatically smaller instrument footprint; a critical need in emerging
markets and for anyone choosing to upgrade their GC-MS technology.
Further enhancing the exceptional performance and value of the SCION TQ
is Bruker's innovative and unique Compound Based Scanning (CBS) technology.
Ideal for the automation and optimization of quantitative analytical
methods, CBS allows users to achieve high levels of sensitivity and
quantitative precision while greatly reducing methods development and
instrument set up time. By simply selecting the compounds from the compound
library to add to the method editor, the unique CBS technology and expert
software automatically sets up optimized MRM transmissions, and calculates
the optimum cycle time, at a fraction of the workload for the method's
"With our unique Compound Based Scanning technology, we have finally
taken a lot of the mystery and inefficiencies out of triple quads and MRM
method development," stated Meredith Conoley, GC-MS Markets Manager for
Bruker's Chemical & Applied Markets (CAM) division. "We believe that the
SCION GC-triple quad system offers game-changing new technology, performance
and productivity to gas chromatographers in the most compact triple quad on
The SCION SQ has been designed for extensive routine usage and shares
many of the design innovations of the SCION TQ. This includes a
plug-and-play source for simple maintenance, or easy conversion from EI to
CI operation. The new axial flow source improves systems performance, and
lengthens the time between maintenance, even when handling today's
Both SCION systems feature an auto-focusing q0 ion optic element that
uses helium molecules to enhance transmission into the first resolving
quadrupole, and a high-capacity turbomolecular pump - to enable users to
field-upgrade to CI capability. A further benefit of the SCION series is the
extremely fast pump-down time, which increases productivity and reduces
down-time. Unique multi-axis chemical noise cancelling design techniques,
such as the 90-degree heated curved q0, the 180-degree collision cell and
orthogonal integrated detectors, result in virtually zero neutral noise and
ultra-sensitive detection limits.
Collin D'Silva, President of Bruker's Chemical & Applied Markets
division, commented: "The SCION GC-MS platform represent the fusion of rich
histories of innovation and reliability to extend the high performance
traditionally associated with research-grade instruments into a
next-generation series of GC-MS instruments for routine use, ensuring that
all gas chromatographers can benefit from these advances."
"The SCION TQ is a revolutionary GC triple-quadrupole system that offers
best-in-class triple-quad sensitivity and selectivity to the gas
chromatographer in a system that is as compact, easy-to-use and robust as
single quads," concluded Dr. Rohan Thakur, General Manager of Bruker CAM's
GC-MS business. "We believe that the SCION TQ will lead and greatly
accelerate the inevitable change-over of the GC-MS market to GC-triple quad
technology to deal with today's ever more challenging analytical problems
and matrices in environmental, forensics, doping and food safety
For more information on the new SCION SQ and SCION TQ systems, please
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Kapler Communications [email protected] Ref: BCA/JOB/006
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SOURCE Kapler Communications Ltd